Tired of slugs and snails dining on your favorite plants and young trees? There are lots of tricks and baits available, but have you tried copper wire mesh? It is humane, effective, and does not harm pets or children. An Effective Barrier Copper wire in the garden is touted as the best barrier solution. Copper mesh repels snails and slugs with an unfavorable reaction when they try to cross it, much like a shock. They turn and head the other way. However, copper will deteriorate, and it will need to be replaced at some point. These pests like to feed on hosta, basil, delphinium, lily, marigold, strawberry, lettuce, cabbage, and beans, to name a few. They do most of their snacking at night, then hide during the day under mulch, groundcover, flowerpots, steppingstones, wood, and any other moist, dark place. They need hydration, so cutting back on watering helps. They […]
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